“Fiber Tales” Exhibit, Garfield Park Arts Center, Indianapolis, Indiana, November 1 – 19, 2014

 October 20, 2014
Very excited.. just dropped off my 2 large pieces to The Garfield Park Arts Center (GPAC)  Opening Night will be SATURDAY November 1st at 5pm  Hope to see you there!!!! Come and explore the things that people can do with FIBER!
My  “Star,”  which was quilted by Cathy Franks, is in the exhibit.
Barbara's Star Lily“Star” by Caryl Schuetz
Come by the opening night reception from 5 to 7PM on Saturday, November 1st, and if you can’t be there, I hope you will come see the exhibit, which is on through November 15, 2014.

“The Complete Quilter: Quilts of Pat Campbell” at National Quilt Museum, Paducah, Kentucky, through November 18, 2014

October 16, 2014
The Complete Quilter: Quilts of Pat Campbell exhibit is  through November 18, 2014 at the National Quilt Museum in Paducah, Kentucky.
 With her extensive collection of awards, numerous completed quilts, and knowledgeable books, Pat innovated her way to the top of the quilting world.

One of the most important contributions a quilter can make to their community is growing as a quilter and sharing their experience. She did this through the quilting and appliqué classes she offered over her career, the patterns she designed, and more.

More information about The Complete Quilter: Quilts of Pat Campbell, may be found here.

 Click here to view a brief timeline of her quilting career.

“About Quilt Appraisals” Program at Sugar Creek Quilters’ Guild, Crawfordsville, Indiana, Monday, October 20, 2014 at 6:45pm

October 14, 2014

I will be doing a program About Quilt Appraisals at the Sugar Creek Quilters’ Guild in Crawfordsville, Indiana, on Monday, October 20, 2014, at 6:45pm.  The meeting is at the Crawfordsville Library located at 205 S. Washington Street.  You all are welcome to come if you are in the area.



“Humorous Quilts: Keeping Us in Stitches” at New England Quilt Museum, Lowell, Massachusetts, through December 27, 2014

October 11, 2014
Quilts:  Keeping Us in Stitches is at New England Quilt Museum in Lowell, Massachusetts,through December 27, 2014
 Kelly Gallagher-Abbot – “Woof Meets Warhol”
What makes you laugh? Is it a good joke, a play on words, an off-color innuendo, a riff on something well-known, or slapstick? All of these are represented in the quilts gathered for this exhibition.


Online Slide Show of Past Pacific International Quilt Festivals

October 9, 2014 

The Pacific International Quilt Festival will be in Santa Clara, California, this month. Enjoy some images from previous shows.  The first slideshow has garments from 2013 and the second slideshow is an overview of 2012, and the third represents Japanese quilts from 2013. These are Smilebox presentations from The Quilt Show.

Click to play this Smilebox slideshow


Click to play this Smilebox slideshow
Click to play this Smilebox slideshow

“Eye on Elegance: Early Quilts of Maryland and Virginia” Exhibit at DAR Museum, Washington DC, through September 5, 2015

October 5, 2014

“Eye on Elegance: Early Quilts of Maryland and Virginia” is showing at the DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution) Museum in Washington, DC, through September 5, 2015.  The quilts and their makers were from Maryland and Virginia 1790 to 1860. The quilts, made from the finest imported fabrics of the time, reflect the refined taste, style, creativity, and wealth of the women artists.

You can see the exhibit online at: http://eyeonelegance.dar.org/

More info about DAR and the Museum and the exhibit at: http://www.dar.org/museum/exhibitions/current-exhibition


Pieced and Stuffed Medallion Quilt, About 1810 and 1827
Made by Ludwell Harrison Goosley (1754-1813) and her daughters
105.5 in. W x 94 in. L               8-9 stitches per inch
Gift of the Massanutten Chapter (Virginia) Honoring Marian M. Duncan, NSDAR President General (1962-65); Conservation adopted by Carroll Campbell Strickland, Huntsville Chapter, AL, 62.194
Image Credit: NSDAR


Photo is the DAR’s.

More Barbara Brackman Blogs

October 4, 2014

Here are two other blogs by Barbara Brackman: Historically Modern Quilts, Textiles, and Design at: http://historicallymodernquilts.blogspot.com/

and Material Culture at: barbarabrackman.blogspot.com         

in addition to her older ones: Civil War Era Quilt History & Quilt Blocks at:http://civilwarquilts.blogspot.com/  and 1812 War & Piecing at: http://quilt1812warandpiecing.blogspot.com 



Tutorial for Binding an Inside Corner

September 27, 2014

 Julie Cefalu, on her blog, “The Crafty Quilter,” has a good tutorial for binding an inside corner at http://thecraftyquilter.com/2013/06/how-to-bind-an-inverted-corner/


binding an inside angle

binding an inside anglePhotos are Julie’s.

Link for Making Batiks

September 19, 2014

If you love  batiks like I do, you will enjoy this  You Tube:  Making Moda Batiks in Bali: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UDsD5sQOF_A

 Batik Textiles Caribbean Calypso Green Multi - B (100% Cotton Batik)

Tokyo International Great Quilt Festival 2014’s Online Slide Show

September 16, 2014
Priscilla Knoble visited the Tokyo International Great Quilt Festival and sent these photos to The Quilt Show, which has made this Smilebox presentation.

Click to play this Smilebox slideshow

“Costumes from Downton Abbey” Exhibit at Winterthur, Winterthur, Delaware, through January 4, 2015

September 13, 2014


Costumes of Downton Abbey is an  exhibition of exquisite designs from the television series. Forty historically-inspired costumes from the television show will be displayed through January 4, 2015, at Winterthur    in Winterthur, Delaware.


The exhibition  is through  January 4, 2015.

Christmas Tree Table Runner Tutorial

September 10, 2014

Here’s a pretty Christmas tree table runner tutorial at: http://www.sewmamasew.com/2013/07/christmas-in-july-christmas-tree-table-runner/               

designed by Christen on Love by Hand on the  Sewmamasew blog.  As you know, it’s not too early to start on Christmas.


Photo is Sewmamasew’s.


Online Slide Show of Ruth McDowell’s Quilts

September 6, 2014

The 45th Honoree for the Quilters Hall of Fame is  Ruth McDowell.  You can see an exhibit of her quilts on display until September 27, 2014, at the Quilters Hall of Fame in Marion, Indiana.  Click below to see a slideshow of her work on Smilebox as presented by The Quilt Show.


Click to play this Smilebox slideshow

Jelly Roll Race 3.0 Quilt Tutorial

August 31, 2014

I’ve posted about the Jelly Roll Race to make some fast, easy, and pretty quilts.  There’s Jelly Roll Race 1, then 2, and now Jelly Roll Race 3.0 has just come out. Jenny of the Missouri Star Quilt Company  has done it again!

NEW MSQC Tutorial: Jelly Roll Race 3.0

Click on: NEW MSQC Tutorial: Jelly Roll Race 3.0

“Scale + Color + Vision” at ArtQuilt Gallery NYC, New York, New York, September 9 – October 18, 2014

August 30, 2014

Scale + Color + Vision is at ArtQuilt Gallery NYC in New York, New York, September 9 – October 18, 2014 

Velda Newman – “Zinnia”

Velda Newman’s quilts, two of which are nine feet in width, will be on display.

 Check here for viewing some of her work:http://www.artquiltgallerynyc.com/The_ArtQuilt_Gallery_NYC/Current.html

ArtQuilt Gallery NYC

Online Slides from “The Festival of Quilts: Birmingham Quilt Show 2014,” Birmingham, United Kingdom

August 25, 2014

 Lea McComas sent a few photos from the  Birmingham Quilt show to The Quilt Show, who presents these slides on Smilebox.

 Go to Okan Arts blog by Patricia Belyea  to see more: click here.

Click to play this Smilebox slideshow

Quilt Tutorials by Christa Watson

August 20, 2014

Christa Watson has some great tutorials for quilts on her blog “Christa Quilts” at:  http://christaquilts.com/christas-free-eq7-downloads/

Here is one where she uses one  jelly roll: http://christaquilts.com/christas-quilts-the-jolly-jelly-roll-quilt/

Jolly Jelly Roll Quilt

Online Slide Show of Faculty Quilts from Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show 2014, Sisters, Oregon

August 19, 2014

Here are faculty quilts from the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show in Sisters, Oregon, this summer.  The slide show is a Smilebox presentation from The Quilt Show.

Click to play this Smilebox slideshow

“30 Quilts for 30 Years” Caryl Bryer Fallert Exhibit, Now through September 21, 2014, Visions Art Museum, San Diego, California

August 13, 2014

Caryl Bryer Fallert’s exhibit, “30 Quilts for 30 Years”, is at the Visions Art Museum in San Diego through September 21, 2014. http://visionsartmuseum.org/
If you are in California or plan to travel there, be sure to check it out.

Bradford Fantasy by Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry. 30" x 30". Complete story is at: http://www.bryerpatch.com/images/quiltrecords/Bradford1/BradfordFantasy1.html
Feathers in the Wind #2 by Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry. 30" x 30". Complete story is at: http://www.bryerpatch.com/images/quiltrecords/FeathersInTheWind2/FeathersInTheWind2.htm
Spirogyra #5 by Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry, 30" x 30". Complete story is at: http://www.bryerpatch.com/images/quiltrecords/Spirogyra5/Spirogyra5.html
Cosmic Feathers by Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry, 30" x 30". Complete story is at: http://www.bryerpatch.com/images/quiltrecords/CosmicFeathers1/CosmicFeathers1.html
Corona #3: Solar Eclipse by Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry, 30" x 30". Complete story is at: http://www.bryerpatch.com/images/quiltrecords/Corona3/Corona3.html

International Machine Quilter’s Showcase 2014 Winners with Photos

August 10, 2014

International Machine Quilter’s Showcase 2014’s winners are at: http://www.mqsshow.org/mqs2014

Click HERE to see the list with images

Fly Away Butterflies

   Charlotte Hickman, “Fly Away Butterflies”

Penny Sisto Exhibit at Carnegie Center for Art & History, New Albany, Indiana, October 24 – January 10, 2015

August 6, 2014

I just learned that Carnegie Center for Art & History in New Albany, Indiana, will have an exhibit of Penny Sisto’s work beginning October 24, 2014,  through January 10, 2015.   www.carnegiecenter.org

I love her work, and  have her “Madonna and Child,” which I acquired many years ago. I see  the compassion in their quilted eyes and  feel the warmth of their spirit… just as Sisto said on her web site about some owners of her quilts seeing and feeling.

Penny’s web site is http://www.pennysisto.com, where you can see photos of her work in her gallery section.  You may see the compassion in their quilted eyes and feel the warmth of their spirit, too. This photo is of  “Turquoise Belt,” one of her pieces from the Heartbeat 2011 series.

“Kaffe Fasset: 50 Years in Colour” at Aberdeen Art Gallery & Museum, through September 27, 2014, Aberdeen City, Scotland

August 6, 2014

The Aberdeen Art Gallery and Museum in Aberdeen City, Scotland, have an exhibit of Kaffe Fassett’s work through September 27, 2014.

Click on: Kaffe Fassett 50 Years in Colour

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Nancy Rink’s Quilts Stolen from her Home

August 1, 2014
Quilter, pattern designer, and dye artist, Nancy Rink, has had virtually all of her quilts stolen right out of her studio in Bakersfield, California, some time between 5:00 PM Friday 7/25 and 9:00 AM Monday 7/28. 

Nancy’s quilts are her livelihood and as she says, “I have trunk shows booked at guilds and it makes it very difficult to give a trunk show without my quilts. ” 

Nancy has posted images of the main quilts stolen here (there are probably more) just in case you see or hear of anything. Please call the BPD 661-327-7111 or 661-852-7850 if you see or hear anything suspicious.

Nancy is also offering a $1000 reward for whoever facilitates the return of her quilts.  As Reported by The Quilt Show

“Evolutions: Third Biennial Juried Quilt Challenge” at Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum, Golden, Colorado, July 31 – October 28, 2014

July 31, 2014

Evolutions:  Third Biennial Juried Quilt Challenge is  at Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum in Golden, Colorado, from July 31 – October 28, 2014


 Barbara Yates Beasley – “Amani”

   The Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum challenged quilters and fiber artists to consider these questions “Where have you been? Where are you going? Where are you now?” and create a quilt inspired by the theme Evolutions.

Info: https://www.rmqm.org/exhibits/upcoming-exhibits


Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum

Online Slide Presentation of Janet Stone’s Quilts

July 25, 2014

The Quilt Show has a Smilebox slide presentation of Janet Stone’s quilts.

Click to play this Smilebox slideshow

Patchwork Trails: Barn Quilts – More in Northern Ohio

July 19, 2014

I have posted many times about the wonderful barn quilts.  Here are more in northern Ohio: www.visitloraincounty.com/business/patchwork-trails   where you can get a route map and other info.


 Patchwork Trails

 Lorain County in northern Ohio is combining and embracing agricultural history with the beauty of a hand-made quilt. Follow the route to enjoy viewing an array of colorful and unique barn quilts that are replicas of traditional quilt squares. The quilt patterns, names, and origins all have some type of political, patriotic, and historical significance.

Here are just a few.

  • Acorn at Common Ground

    • in Oberlin

    Americana at Days of Yore

    in Wellington
  • Arrow Block at Gott Barn
    in New London
  • Bowtie at McConnell Farm

    in Wellington

Machine Free Motion Quilting Designs Tutorials

July 16, 2014

Lori Kennedy has helpful and well done tutorials for her machine free motion quilting designs on her blog The Inbox Jaunt at http://theinboxjaunt.com/quilt/free-motion-quilting-tutorials/   


Free Motion Quilt Apple

“Hands All Around 2013″ Exhibit Photos Online

July 11, 2014

The International Quilt Festival web site  has photos of the “Hands All Around 2013″  exhibit quilts at: http://www.quilts.com/home/galleryViewer2.php?txtfile=/gallery/sqf14/gallery.php?id=001

You can click on the thumbprint to enlarge the thirty-four photos.

“Light in the Woods” by Karen Spencer

“Contemporary MASSters II” at New England Quilt Museum, Lowell, Massachusetts, through July 30, 2014

Contemporary MASSters II is at New England Quilt Museum in Lowell, Massachusetts,

through July 30, 2014


Barbara Lydecker Crane – “Tree and Leaf”

The New England Quilt Museum is featuring quilts from its permanent collection made by contemporary Massachusetts quilt artists.


New England Quilt Museum

“MasterPieces: Quilts of Inspiration” The National Quilt Museum, Paducah, Kentucky, through September 9, 2014

MasterPieces: Quilts of Inspiration through September 9, 2014
Master Pieces: Quilts of Inspiration is made up of extraordinary quilts from many of the most respected contemporary quilters. The majority of these quiltmakers began making quilts in the 1980s. These quilts are examples of the innovators works of our time.
The exhibit was created to honor Meredith Schroeder’s induction into the Quilter’s Hall of Fame, as she, too, believes in the possibilities of quiltmaking.
For more information about MasterPieces, click here.
“Allegretto” by Katie Pasquini Masopust



















“Circle the Date” by Libby Lehman

“Traditions Made Modern – Full Circle Sketches from Life” at Wisconsin Museum of Quilts and Fiber Arts, Cedarburg, Wisconsin, through October 24, 2014

June 29, 2014

Traditions Made Modern – Full Circle Sketches from Life is  at Wisconsin Museum of Quilts and Fiber Arts in Cedarburg, Wisconsin until  October 24, 2014 

Victoria Findlay Wolfe – “Greatest Possible Trust”

Victoria Findlay Wolfe was called a “mod-quilt celebrity” by the Wall Street Journal, yet her work is rooted in tradition.  She took the traditional double wedding ring pattern and gave it a modern interpretation.  She has now created a series of 12 double wedding ring quilts, each employing a new interpretation of that traditional pattern.


Wisconsin Museum of Quilts and Fiber Arts

“Patchwork of History” Online Quilt Exhibit

June 27, 2014

Patchwork of History was a special event of quilts past and present from Switzerland County, Indiana’s quilt makers, to celebrate Vevay-Switzerland County’s Bicentennial. The Switzerland County Historical Society has images of the eighty quilts online at: http://www.switzcomuseums.org/Patchwork-of-History.html

Click on any image to see the larger quilt or the slide show of them.

Online Quilts from AQS Paducah, Kentucky, Show 2014

June 24, 2014

Just click on each picture, and you will get the enlarged photo.  These are quilts from the large wall quilts category of quilts in the American Quilter’s Society Show, April 2014, in Paducah, Kentucky.

Click to play this Smilebox photo album

This Smilebox slide presentation is from The Quilt Show.

Blogger Photos from “Quilts and Color” Exhibit, Boston Museum of Fine Arts

June 20, 2014
http://www.aroundtheworldl.com/2014/06/09/mfa-boston-quilts/ is a blog “Around the World ‘L'” where you can see some great photos in the post “My Favorite Exhibit at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston,” from the Quilts and Color exhibit that is on right now at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts.  Some of the photos will make you smile as the blogger has photos of herself with her baby in front of the quilts. Fun!

The exhibit is on until July 27, 2014.  I posted about it on  March 15, 2014.

http://www.marthastewart.com/1057874/quilts-and-color-pilgrimroy-collection  is a post by Martha Stewart on her blog.


Festival Gallery Online of Some “In Full Bloom” Quilts, 2014 International Quilt Festival, Houston, Texas

“In Full Bloom” is one of the special exhibits at the  International Quilt Festival that I especially enjoy.  You can see photos of some of the quilts from the Houston, Texas, Show 2014.  Go to:  http://quilts.com/home/galleryViewer2.php?txtfile=/gallery/fqf13/gallery.php?id=001

“Rhododendron” by Cherrie Hampton

The Quilt Show: Free Episode of Cynthia England’s Piecing Technique & No Handwork Sleeve Application

June 14, 2014

Today and tomorrow only (June 14 & 15), The Quilt Show has a free episode #1412 “I can’t believe it’s pieced.” for you to view.  The quilt artist is Cynthia England demonstrating her unique paper piecing technique and also (the best) a no  handwork sleeve application that is just what those of us who hate to hand stitch sleeves can use.  I’ve got to try this! 

Wendy Mammatah is also interviewed  on the program.


If you just want to see the sleeve demo, go to 28:20.  (See the chapters listed on the right side of the screen.)

The Quilt Show is a weekly online program featuring  quilt makers hosted by Alex Anderson  and Ricky Tims, to which you can join and view the programs  of your membership time frame. You can always go back even if you don’t continue membership and see those programs forever for which you had paid.


Online Exhibit of “Posing with Pathwork Quilts in Photographs: 1855 – 1955″

June 10, 2014

The photographs in this online exhibition come from the collection of Janet Finley, author of Quilts in Everyday Life, 1855-1955: A 100 Year Photographic History. Her collection of nearly 1,000 photographs documents the use of quilts in photography from its early days through the 1950s. The online photographs are from the International Quilt Study Center & Museum collections:  http://www.quiltstudy.org/exhibitions/online_exhibitions/pwp/pwp_intro.html[/

You can also see the online photos on youtube, also: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wh1fS5_dl0Q#t=72[/

Gallery Guide


“Quilts: The New Geometry” at Museum of Geometric and MADI Art, Dallas, Texas, through July 6, 2014

Nancy Crow and other well known fiber artists have an exhibit Quilts: The New Geometry  at Museum of Geometric and MADI Art in Dallas, Texas.  For more information:  http://geometricmadimuseum.org/exhibit_quilts.php

Petition on Facebook for Smithsonian to Show their Quilt Collection

June 3, 2014
This is a petition requesting the American History Museum in Washington DC to display some of the quilts in their collection. You can show  your support by going to this Facebook site:

Please share the collection of quilts in the Smithsonian Museums collection in a large display and or increase the opportunity for the public to see them. If you display them we’ll come. A quilt show at the American history museum is long overdue.

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Quilt Making Calculation Information and Instructions on Lily Street Quilts Web Site

June 1, 2014

Great instructions on calculating fabric needs for a quilt making project, info on bed sizes, border planning, and binding application are on Lily Street Quilts web site.  Here are the locations for each:





The Original Sewing & Quilt Expo, Indianapolis, Indiana, Thursday through Saturday

May 27, 2014
I will be appraising quilts Friday and Saturday at the Expo.  Come by if you are in the area!
Caryl Schuetz
The Original Sewing & Quilt Expo
Register To Attend Today!
Plan on attending!

Mark your calendar! Original Sewing & Quilt Expo is coming to the Indianapolis Marriott East in Indianapolis, Indiana for the very first time May 29, 30, 31, 2014. All the information is on line now at www.sewingexpo.com 
The Expo features three exciting days filled with high-quality workshops, classes, aisles of quilts on display, quilt appraisals, stage presentations, special events, how-to demonstrations, trunk shows, fabulous shopping with retailers from across the country and much, much more.

The display galleries will be overflowing with new exhibits to inspire experts and beginners alike. The spectacular displays feature the finest work by renown quilters.


Online Collection from Pat L. Nickols Collection, Mingei International Museum, San Diego, California, & Log Cabin Quilts Exhibit through July 3, 2014

May 27, 2014
The three hundred fifty quilts from the Pat L. Nickols Collection are now photographed and available for viewing online! Go to Collections page to browse the Pat L. Nickols Quilt Collection.   Click on the quilt to go to the page with larger photo and info about that quilt.
Check here to see quilts from the Museum’s log cabin quilts exhibit: http://www.mingei.org/exhibition/log-cabin-quilts-from-the-pat-l-nickols-collection/

Online Slide Show Part One of “Distortion” Exhibit at National Quilt Museum, Paducah, Kentucky

May 21, 2014

“Distortion” is a special exhibit at the National Quilt Museum in Paducah, Kentucky, on through June 24, 2014.  I posted about it on April 21, 2014.

This Smilebox slide presentation of a few of the quilts is from The Quilt Show  Part 1 of the exhibit:

Click to play this Smilebox photo album

Colonial Revival Quilt Study Exhibit, The Quilters Hall of Fame, Marion, Indiana, through July 19, 2014

May 17, 2014

A Colonial Revival Quilt Study exhibit  is  at The Quilters Hall of Fame in Marion, Indiana, in the  Marie Webster house through July 19, 2014.  A few of the quilts in the exhibit are  full size quilts based on Marie’s patterns which are with the study quilts.
You can see photos of twenty-eight of these  quilts  at the American Quilt Study Group’s site:


2012 Quilt Study

“Flights of Spirit: Journeys Real and Imagined,” Exhibit May 19 – June 27, 2014, Fishers Town Hall, Fishers, Indiana

May 10, 2014

Flights of Spirit: Journeys Real and Imagined  of Judy Ireland’s works, will be at the Fishers Town Hall, 1 Municipal Drive in Fishers, Indiana, from May 19 through June 27, 2014.

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Original Sewing & Quilt Expo, New to Indianapolis, Indiana, May 29 – 31, 2014

May 6, 2014

The   Original Sewing and Quilt Expo is coming to Indianapolis, Indiana, Thursday, May 29, through Saturday, May 31, 2014, to Indianapolis Marriott East located at 7202 East 21st Street . For information about the show, see: http://www.sewingexpo.com/IndianapolisIN.aspx   Hours are 10am to 6pm Thursday and Friday; 10am to 5:30pm on Saturday.

To see what quilt exhibits will be at the show: http://www.sewingexpo.com/IndianapolisIN/DisplayGallery.aspx

The free (with admission) half hour stage presentations during the show are listed at: http://www.sewingexpo.com/IndianapolisIN/FeaturesEvents/StagePresentations.aspx     Mine is “Depression Era Quilts” at 3:15 on Saturday. The web site info about it is in error.

Classes are at: http://www.sewingexpo.com/IndianapolisIN/ClassDescriptions.aspx  and Features & Events: http://www.sewingexpo.com/IndianapolisIN/FeaturesEvents.aspx

I will be doing appraisals at the show on Friday and Saturday.

Part of SAQA’s “Deux” Exhibit

“American Quilts and Coverlets from the 19th through Mid 20th Century,” through June 7, 2014, Edward Thorp Gallery, New York, New York

April 30, 2014

“American Quilts and Coverlets from the 19th through Mid 20th Century,”  is at  Edward Thorp Gallery in New York, New York, through June 7, 2014.  You can view some of the quilts  at: http://edwardthorpgallery.com/2014-textiles

Individual quilts: http://edwardthorpgallery.com/2014-textiles#individual                                                                                            Installation photos: http://edwardthorpgallery.com/2014-textiles#instal

American, cotton, fourth quarter 19th century, 80h x 80w in.



Photo is the Gallery’s.

For the first time in decades, a NYC fine arts gallery is presenting antique American quilts as the art form they are. The Edward
Thorp Gallery in Chelsea is presenting a survey of American quilts from 1810  to 1940.  Laura Fisher is curator.

“Distortion” at National Quilt Museum through June 24, 2014



Waterlily or Butterfly Ensemble by Karin Pfunder

The National Quilt Museum is proud to present Distortion from the European Patchwork Meeting. This phenomenal exhibit is the result of an international contest featuring over forty quilt artists from around the world.
For more information, click here.
For the official Press Release, click here.

Cotton Fabrics Made in the USA

April 16, 2014
Good news that cotton fabric is being made again in the US.
The fabric is not just made here,
it’s GROWN here!

The cotton fabric industry, once a vibrant sector of America’s economy, is returning
to United States’ soil.  26 brilliant colors of American Made Brand fabrics start in
the cotton field and end on the bolt.

Find the shade you love in 100% cotton fabric that is 100% made in America. Support American-made fabric—from the ground up!

National Quilt Museum’s Annual Benefit Auction: Online

April 15, 2014


How would you like to own a quilt created by Libby Lehman, Caryl Bryer Fallert, or Judy Matheison? Now is your chance.

On April 7, 2014, The National Quilt Museum  launched its 2014 Annual Benefit Auction. This year over 80 items will be auctioned with a combined value over $40,000. It will include quilts, quilt miniatures, sewing machines, gift baskets, notions, and much more. Items were donated by over 60 companies, guilds, and individuals passionate about today’s quilting community. 


It is a two-phase auction that starts with online bidding. To participate in the online auction, simply go to www.quiltmuseum.org/auction. Participants will be able to bid immediately following a brief registration process. Online bidding will run through Wednesday, April 23rd at 10pm central time. The online auction system is highly dynamic, working similar to eBay’s platform. Bidders will be informed if they have been outbid at any point during the 16 days. 

On April 24th, at 6pm, the Live Auction will begin. The auction will take place at the Convention Center in Paducah, Kentucky. Online bidders will be represented by a proxy at the live event. Each item will be won by the person offering the highest bid, regardless if they are in attendance. Typically, over 70% of items are won by online bidders that do not attend the live event; as such, everyone has a good chance to win. 

The National Quilt Museum works to bring the work of today’s quilter to new and expanding audiences worldwide. It promotes the quilting community through exhibits, education, and advocacy efforts. The Museum is a 501c3 nonprofit organization that receives over 80% of its funding through the generosity of the quilting community. The Annual Benefit Auction is the Museum’s largest annual fundraiser. 


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